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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
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Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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MOTHER CHAMUNDESWARI OF MYSORE

When Mahishasura grew up into a young man, he acquired mastery in astra sastras, but not satisfied with that. He resolved to besiege Devaloka and kill Devendra for killing his uncle Karambhu through daceit. He did penance propitiating Lord Siva. His ghora tapa lasting for yugas brought the Lord down. Then he prayed for immortality, but was advised that for every birth there is death, and this universal law cannot be changed for the denizens of bhuloka, and so was asked to choose another boon. Thereupon, he opted for a boon of his death by a woman, presuming that he could outwit any woman by prowess and brilliance. The Lord granted. 

The conceited Mahishasura established his kingdom and made the present Mysore as his capital and named it Mahishasurapura, evidently to boost his image at its very mention. He started war with gods after consolidating his position. Gods were caught and subjected to unfold suffering. Their misery scaled new heights. They never breathed in peace, - constant threats and unbearable punishments day in and day out. Devendra too tasted misery, though it was less in degree. The innocent hermits and peace - loving people were affected most. His cruelty crossed all bounds and he created another hell as it were down on earth. Mother Earth unable to endure the danavakrityas wailed and went on deputation to the Trimurthis along with the victims - both gods and humans. Their heart- rending lamentation stirred him. At once they created a goddess and named her Devi. And she was a ravishing beauty. They invested her with invincible power by giving their amsas so that their combined strength would floor Mahishasura. The petitioners departed, anticipating relief soon. 

 

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